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Student Travel Awards

Application Deadlines:
September 18 – Travel occurring between October 1 and February 28
January 30 – Travel occurring between March 1 and September 30

Student Travel Funds Eligibility

Students applying for funds must be:

What type of travel can be funded?

Activities that aid scholarly development but that are not required for the completion of the degree. Types of activities include but are not limited to: conferences, participation in creative performances, scholarly workshops, and specialized training programs not available at APSU. Funds are limited and when exhausted no additional requests may be funded.

Student Travel Award

Travel awards will be funded for only one of two funding periods: August 30 or January 30. Requests can be made for anticipated expenses related to registration, transportation, and lodging only. Travel within North America and the Caribbean is eligible for a maximum of $750. Other international travel requests are eligible for a maximum of $1,000. Any travel outside of the United States must comply with all APSU and TBR policies on international travel. Approved funds will be reimbursed following the trip after 1) submission of the completed travel expense claim form and eligible receipts and 2) submission of the Post-Trip Survey. Failure to follow the guidelines or who do not provide appropriate receipts will not be reimbursed. Please note that OUR has limited travel funds and makes no guarantees regarding level of travel support. Not all awards will meet the maximum funding eligibility and previous travel support should not be used as an indication of future travel support.

Travel Award Evaluation

Require documents for a complete application include a letter from faculty mentor and student benefits of travel statement.

 

Faculty Letter

Student Benefit of Travel

 

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· Expectations of student outcome for participation is present.

 · Professional benefits are present.

 · Scholarly Benefits are present.

 · University benefit, as it relates to the strategic plan are present.

 · Previous experience working with the student to evaluate their work ethic is present.

·  Name and location of conference, or workshop is present.

 · Supporting documents for cost are present.

 ·Purpose of attendance is present.

 · Detailed outline of engagement at conference, or workshop is present.

         Students research accomplishments, and future research plans are present.

 

 

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·   Expectation of student outcome for participation is somewhat present.

 ·  Professional benefits is somewhat present.

 ·  Scholarly Benefits are somewhat present.

 ·   University benefit, as it relates to the strategic plan is somewhat present

 · Previous experience working with the student to evaluate their work ethic is somewhat present

· Name and location of conference, or workshop is somewhat present.

· Supporting documents for cost are somewhat present.

·Purpose of attendance is somewhat present.

·     Detailed outline of engagement at conference, or workshop is somewhat present.

 · Students research accomplishments, and future research plans are somewhat present.

 

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·  Expectations of student outcome for participation are not present.

· Professional benefits are not present.

·  Scholarly Benefits are not present.

·  University benefit, as it relates to the strategic plan is not present.

· Previous experience working with the student to evaluate their work ethic is not present.

· Name and location of conference, or workshop are not present.

· Purpose of attendance is not present.

·  Supporting documents for cost are not present.

· Detailed outline of engagement at conference, or workshop is not present.

·  Students research accomplishments, and future research plans are not present.

Student Travel Funds Application Requirements

  1. Completed 
    Year
    College of Enrollment
    Purpose of Attending
    Select all that may apply
    Select all for which you are requesting support
    List the total cost
    List the total requested amount
    Only for OSRI purposes, not to be seen by reviewers: Check all you would consider yourself.
     
  2. Submit Letter of Support from faculty sponsor detailing the expected benefit of travel
  3. Submit APSU Travel Authorization Form
  4. Attach Documentation of Expected Expenses to email: osri@apsu.edu

General Guidelines

  1. Application Deadlines: August 30 (Oct-Feb travel) or January 30 (Mar-Sept travel)
  2. Eligible Expenses: lodging, transportation, registration and meal/food expenses only.
  3. Qualifications: Students applying for funds must be: currently enrolled at the time of application, have a minimum GPA of 2.5, have no record of formal discipline with the University (appeals can be made directly to OSRI Director), not be a faculty/staff member of the University, not have received student travel funding during the previous funding period.
  4. Application Process:
 Students who fail to follow the guidelines for funding or who do not provide appropriate receipts will not be reimbursed.